Miami-Dade Budget
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Wed September 3, 2014

Cops Keep Jobs And Library Service Expands In Miami-Dade Budget Town Hall

Carlos Gimenez surprised residents at a town hall in Miami Gardens with more resources than previously reported in the Miami-Dade budget.
Credit Emily Michot / Miami Herald

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez was interrupted by applause more than once as he laid out the $6.2 billion budget to a crowd of about 150 at the sixth and final town hall in Miami Gardens. 

Fire services would remain intact, Gimenez says. No cops would lose their jobs. The grass would be cut on time and county library services would actually be expanded.

North Dade Regional Library, where the town hall took place, will now go from 48 hours-a-week to 56 hours-a-week and will also open on Sundays.

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